So, this is the week that DWTS copies SYTYCD (why copy a fading show??) and does it with crappy music. Why?? And I also lament that the most creative choreographer on the show got stuck with something he’s done before and doesn’t seem that fond of. :::sigh::: So, he’ll get crazy, put some gymnastics in it, Gilles will whine it’s not fair and drink a bottle of booze (no glass, no class). He will then imply that all Shawn and Apolo have to look forward to is a Pepsi commercial while he’s an ACTOR. Hehehe…but he got Bollywood.
Gilles and Slumdog Millionaire. That’s like…totally original. Only not at all. Not only that, but already done (badly) as Kyle and Lacey’s Argentine Tango. Of course, as a Bollywood number we’ll probably get something like Slumdog Millionaire. It’s probably too much to ask to get the Jason and Caitlin version from SYTYCD.
Kelly dancing to Fix You by Cold Play? Like I said, SYTYCD…pretty sure that it will be hard to beat Allison Holker doing a Travis Wall number. Of course, Allison is a professional dancer…which is exactly why it’s a bad idea to pick THIS song.
I went ahead an added Mark and Bristol’s song too, since dude tweeted a video of him and Bristol “dancing” to it. Unfortunately, she’ll probably do okay with this piece of cake song.
ETA1: Kirstie’s song is Slllllooooowwww….she should be able to do well. I’m sure “they” hope she does, those manipulating…. Strictly Come Dancing has done Charleston before, even found a Charleston montage from that show. And LOL to the Korean school doing a Christmas Charleston. Heh.
ETA2: Another cop out song. Not only has it been used on the show before by Joey and Kym for their Cha Cha, but it was used in the Vegas show that Sabrina was a part of.
ETA3: Geez. It’s apparent to Courtney and myself that they picked the songs so as to not complicate it further for the pros who got foreign dance styles. But surely they could have done better with the Mambo?? But Melissa certainly got lucky. If it weren’t for the fact that I would lay money on them having the song paired with the dance well before dances were picked for couples, I’d start to get suspicious.
ETA4: Someone had to bring in FOUR outside choreographers for help with her dance. And it wasn’t Karina. Dang, Apolo hit the jackpot this week, provided that Karina can hip hop as well as she does everything else.
ETA5: Depending on how they set the show up, they’ve either put Emmitt and Cheryl at the top of the hour…or buried them. Curious to see which.
ETA6: TPTB are showing family favoritism once again – Kelly has been in the last few dances all but ONCE. Sabrina is the opposite, which isn’t good. I guess we’ll see if Kelly lives up to the hype. I like her, and her partnership with Val, but she certainly didn’t deserve top of the leaderboard last week. Will they keep protecting her – at Sabrina’s expense?? Or Shawn’s? At least they finally got Apolo towards the end. He’s been stuck in the middle for three weeks.
ETA7: Hmmm…I find Gilles running order interesting, when looking at all four weeks. Not sure what to make of it. I want to say it’s cuz he’s a douchbag. I hope that Bristol and Shawn are in the right spots, since going second is, historically, the worst spot. Maybe we can get rid of her? Nah…bad feeling we’re going to lose someone really good while she sticks one more week.
ETA8: All kinds of changes. Apparently, Derek got their song changed (don’t ask me why I believe Derek did it) and I jumped the guy on Apolo being 8th – he’s 7th and Derek/Shawn are 8th. There’s a long story that has to do with someone telling me Melissa’s order wrong, followed by Karina saying they were dancing “close to the end”. Melissa’s order lead me to Apolo’s order. When I fixed the Melissa error, it didn’t occur to me that “close to the end” for Karina would be 7th. :::sigh::: A number, Karina, I need a number.
Kirstie/Maks – The Charleston (Song “42nd St.” from the musical 42nd St.)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3412
Bristol/Mark – Rock n’ Roll (Song: “At the Hop” by Danny & the Juniors)
Dancing 2nd – by process of elimination
Voting #: 1-800-868-3409
Sabrina/Louis – Disco (Song: “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3403
Emmett/Cheryl – Bolero (Song: “Better in Time” by Leona Lewis)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3413
Gilles/Peta – Bollywood (Song: “Jai Ho” by A.R. Rahman)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3410
Melissa/Tony – Jitterbug (Song: “This Cat’s On a Hot Tin Roof” by Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3406
Apolo/Karina – Hip Hop (Song: “Poison” by Bel Biv DeVoe)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3407
Shawn/Derek – Mambo (Song:
“Mambo Swing” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Para Los Rumberos” by Santana)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3402
Kelly/Val – Contemporary (Song: “Fix You” by Coldplay)
Voting #: 1-800-868-3411
ETA1a: Cheese preview!!